Travel inspired interiors


We all have those treasured travel pieces that we carefully packed into our luggage to bring home, only to find that we don’t know what to do with them. See our travel inspired interiors for ideas how to blend them into your home decor.

Travel inspired home interiors and home decor DIY travel tips

Transform a simple white scheme by adding ethnic prints. This interior is lifted by simple black and white themed prints and the addition of a few pieces of raw wood accessories.

Travel inspired home interiors and home decor DIY travel tips

Display handcrafted artefacts against a simple, crisp white background. Group tribal, ethnic materials to create this out-of-Africa vibe.

 

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A bohemian styled interior is given the travelled look with the addition of raw wood, weathered iron and tribal prints. Think Turkish delight.

Travel inspired home interiors - create a display of travel memorabilia
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Create a display of treasured travel objects, or group your favourite travel photographs to make a statement wall display.

Travel inspired home interiors how to display travel photos at home

Travel inspired home interiors - Greek blue & white kitchen tiles inspirationA cool mix of blue and white will add a Greek island vibe. Greek homes traditionally use blue and white both indoors and outdoors. A simple way to create a laid back island vibe.

Small Apartment Top Tips: No wardrobe, No worries!


Are you struggling to find space for a wardrobe?  These inspirational clothes storage ideas make us want to throw out our wardrobes and make our clothes and accessories part of the room decor. Very on trend. What do you think?

Wardrobe home storage ideas small apartment
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5 steps to Feng Shui your bedroom


Let’s keep the chi flowing and deflect negative energy from our bedrooms.

  1. Consider the positioning of your bed. Try to position the bed with space around it, away from the door and preferably not along a wall allowing space either side but ideally with the headboard against a wall. Your bed should be approachable from both sides.

Allow the Chi to circulate.

Steps to Feng Shui your bedroom home interiors

2. Carefully consider the colours. Get to know the Feng Shui colour wheel.

Earth tones will bring nourishment, protection and stability into your life. Feng shui earth tones include light yellow, creams, green and beige.

‘Metal’ colours bring the qualities of precision, clarity and efficiency. Element colours include grey and white.

Pastel colours are believed to add peace, calm and restfulness. Consider decorating with light blue and pale pink.

Steps to Feng Shui your bedroom home interiors

The Feng Shui colour wheel Steps to Feng Shui your bedroom home interiors
The Feng Shui colour wheel

Add a strong fire colour element for passion and energy. The Feng Shui fire elements include red, orange and purple.

Steps to Feng Shui your bedroom home interiors

3. Lighting: Avoid brash lighting or ceiling lighting over your bed.

Instead, place side tables and lamps either side of the bed, remember, according to Feng Shui, decorating with pairs will create intimacy. Ideally create soft lighting with candles, giving the room a warm glow and bringing Feng shui fire elements into the bedroom.

Steps to Feng Shui your bedroom home interiors
Allow as much natural light as you can into the bedroom and open the windows regularly, refreshing the air. You may be surprised to hear that often the indoor pollution is worse than that outdoors.

Steps to Feng Shui your bedroom home interiors

Using the right placement of mirrors can bring energy to the space and create more light. Natural light will revive the energy in your room.

Steps to Feng Shui your bedroom home interiors
4. Create a peaceful meditation space. See blog post (how to create a meditation space).

Steps to Feng Shui your bedroom home interiors

5.  And finally, get rid of any clutter and remove the gadgets!

TVs, computers and electronic equipment don’t belong in the bedroom. After all, we’re trying to create a room where we can rest and relax.

Steps to Feng Shui your bedroom home interiors

What are your tips for a feng shui bedroom? Let us know below.

Sunday Mood Board – Life is better in Pink


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6 Contemporary Bedroom Designs




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Location: Beverly Hills. Design: Marmol Radziner.
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Location: Aspen, Colorado. Design: Shelton, Mindel & Associates.
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Location: Los Angeles. Design: Holly Hunt.
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Location: Nova Scotia. Design: Ray Frizzell Design.
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Location: Laguna Beach, California. Design: Ehrlich Architects

Source: Architectural Digest

Black and White Decor


Create a sophisticated space using a simple black and white palette. Using white as a background, go bold with black accessories. Think graphic patterns, huge statement pieces of art and individual pieces of furniture.

Black and white will always look chic and timeless.  The simplicity of design will give any interior an instantly elegant touch.It’s the easiest formula to put together. It really is hard to get this look wrong.

When you feel ready for a change, just add a little bit of colour to the mix since black and white will go with absolutely anything. Add a pastel throw and delicate fabrics or make a staement with a dramatic splash ofcolour.               Just try it.

We have collected a gallery of some of our favourite photos to highlight this sophisticated formula.

Add interest through playing with dimensions. Take risks, be creative.
Create a gallery wall
Living room shelving spaces
Display some of your favourite thimgs on stylish shelving. Keep it tidy, sharp and uncluttered. Remember attention to detail.
Add plants to living room interior
A touch of green brings a sense of the outdoors inside.
Introduce geometric patterns using cushions and textiles.
Add flowers and candles to home interior
Remember the smaller details.
Frame a black and white images
Frame a black and white image to add interest.